My niece called this afternoon wondering if I had a good apple crisp recipe. (I love when she calls for a recipe). She was looking for a recipe that was sweet like a dessert, not dry and wanted a recipe that included good healthy ingredients. I quickly responded with a “yes” and gave her my “go to” apple crisp recipe.
When you are making apple crisp choose an apple variety that is good for baking. There are hundreds of varieties of apples throughout the US. Some of our favorite apple varieties for making crisp include: Haralson, Zestar, and Honeycrisp. Apple varieties differ in sweetness and texture so sometimes your apple crisp might seem sweeter depending on the apples you use. Some apples can also become mushy when cooked. In this case, the consistency of your apple crisp will be more like applesauce with a topping.
This week I made an apple crisp using Zestar apples and quinoa flour (I reduced the flour by half and added extra oats). It turned out beautifully! Go ahead and experiment with different varieties of baking apples. You might just create a new family favorite!